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About US Open Tennis Championship
ou walk into Billie Jean King stadium with your favorite player's shirt on. You Grab a snack and head into the largest tennis stadium in the United States, to see the kings of the story battle it out for one of the highest titles in the game of Tennis. The US Open Tennis Championship is right around the corner, and their is a seat with your name on it. Grab your tickets to the 2020 US Open Tennis Championship today!
The US Open Tennis Championship is the modern version of one of the oldest tennis championships in the world, The US National Championship, which began play in 1881. Along with the Australian Open, The French Open, and Wimbledon, it makes up the Grand Slam tournaments, it being the fourth and final of each year. Fans can choose to follow men's and women's singles, men's and women's doubles, mixed doubles, or all 5 championships.
In 1881, the tournament was opened on the grass courts at Newport Casino in Newport, Rhode Island. Only clubs that were members of the United States National Lawn Tennis Association were allowed to compete that year. In those days, the defending champion automatically qualified for the final of the next year. The tournament was relocated to West Side Tennis Club in Queens in 1915. Only men competed back then. 6 years later, the first Women's National Singles Championship was held at the Philadelphia Cricket Club. Ellen Hansell, who was 17 years old at the time, won the first tournament. by 1892, Women's doubles and mixed doubles came into action.
The Open era began in 1968 when professional players were allowed to compete at the Grand Slam tournament held at the West Side Tennis Club. The tournament moved the USTA National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, Queens in 1978. The complex was renamed to USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in 2006.
In 2018, the total prize money bucket equaled $53 million. Of that, $3,800,000 is award to the winner of the Singles tournament, $700,000 to that of the doubles, and $155,000 to that of the mixed doubles.
In 2019, the men's singles winner was Rafael Nadal, and it was his fourth US Open title and his 19th Grand Slam title. Bianca Andreescu won the women's singles title, becoming the first Canadian to win the Grand Slams singles title.
If you are a tennis player, love watching tennis, or have never watched tennis in your life, you will without a doubt enjoy your day at the US Open Tennis Championship. The sheer size and atmosphere of the tournament are enough to make any fan sucked in. Get your US Open Tennis Championship tickets today to see the hype!